Bethesda offered an update about the current state of "The Elder Scrolls 6": they are not working on it.
Bethesda vice president Pete Hines previously revealed at Gamescom that they are currently working on two titles, Parent Herald reported. However, he did not divulge what these projects were, so fans on Twitter directly tweeted him to ask.
Hines replied to one tweet, confirming that those two projects do not include "The Elder Scrolls 6."
"The studio is working on what they want to work on. They have other plans before they get to 'TES6,'" he said.
With that, it might take a while before Bethesda offers any real update about the sixth installment to the "The Elder Scrolls" franchise. A release date, or at least the projected timeframe, is also not expected anytime soon.
It was previously reported by Ecumenical News that the earliest that fans can expect news about "The Elder Scrolls 6" is at 2019. Hines told Game Star in an interview that although the title is in the pipelines, it is not on their current to-do list.
"Just so you know, not at the next Gamescom and not the one after that," said Hines in regards to an announcement. Fans can then expect the next two Gamescom at 2017 and 2018 to go by without an update about the next "TES" title.
Following that, rumors began circulating that the game will be launched in 2019. It seems possible as the last "TES" game, "The Elder Scrolls Online," was released in 2015. Prior to that, "TES5" was released in 2011. Previous titles were also released in four- to five-year intervals.
If the developer follows the trend, then the release date might actually land four years after the last, which points to 2019.
It seems Bethesda is not really rushing the development of "The Elder Scrolls 6." Fans can only hope that it is worth the wait.